The people's advocate. (Montrose, Pa.) 1846-1848, July 29, 1847, Image 1

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As boN hood's old remember'danont.
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From sleeping city's moon-bathed . battlements.
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Like tame near breath around you steal?
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Of sea, or storm. or battle, heard it rise,
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From the North American
The discovery of the use . of Sulphuric
Etar to destroy the consciousness of pain
during surgical operations, is, .undoubtedly,
one of the most important and remarkable
acquisitions of modern science. 4is im
portant, because it disarms terror,;lind frees
from anguish the ministrations of the sur
geon, which -are always, the most dreaded
just in proportion as they are Most necessa
ry. And it is reinarkableomt so much from
tiniclottng a new power in an old and &mil
iar medical remedy, as from pointing out
no application which is almost self-evident, I
and yet was never before thought of, to any
p.irpot , e, by any live man. Every
body knows, and has atways known, that a_
man in the !tltipur of intoxication, or that re-'I
suiting from opium or other narcotic drug,
is insenflble, more or less, to bodily pain;
and opium, given in moderate doses, has
been always used upon occasions by Bur-.
genus to abate the agony of the knife. But
no one ever seems to hare thought of taking
advantage of the full . eifect,—the stupor re
sulting from overpowering doses of these
narcotic substances,—as that condition of
insensibility most favorable to the perform
ance of painful operations. A passing no
tion, which seemed the i4ea itself, and yet
-was immediately lost—forgotten or discard
ed—was once in the mind of Sir Humphrey
Davy, when experimenting on the proper
tiei of Exhilarating Gas: "As it appears
capable," said he, of destroying physical
pain, it may probably be used to advantage
;a physical operations in which no 'great el,
fusion of blood takes place." Here seems
• to be expressed all that we now know of the
powers of the ethereal vapor, which are very
similar to those of the nitrous oxide; and
accordingly, some of the British periodicals
(which have a rare character for claiming
every new discovery fur some neglected
British genius) hint that the honor belongs
to Sir Humphrey; But the great British
philosopher,published his remarks in 1800 ;.
and from thr time to the present, a period
of nearly ha f a century, we bear not a word
more of a discovery, which, having been re:
_rived, or re-made, in An:reties, has suddenly_
excited the )hole world with a fall sense of
its brilliancy and value.
The real merits ,of the discovery belong
to the United Stites, as all- the saran, of
Europe cheerfully .admit. And here, mar
vellous to lie said, the honor is contested be
tween three individuals—Doctors isiOkson
and Morton, of Boston,. who claimed the
discovery and took out a patent as ioint dis
coverers in 1846; and Mr.' Horace Wells,
of Connecticut', a dentist, whoclaims to have.
tested and successfully employed in dental
operations, both the ether and exhilarating
gas, as early as 1844, and to 'have. immedi
ately—without seeking any patent—com
municated his discovery to the scientific
men of Boston, and'to Doctors Jackson end
' Morton amongst others. We shall not pre
sume to decide between the rival claimants.
There seeing to be a growing disposition,l
however, in the scientific world, to favor the
?Jaime of Mr. Wells ; and the Legislaturedf .
Connecticut has honored him with a vote 4f,
thanks, as being the real original &A:ureter. 1
' But at the present. Monlaint as we Learn i
froin the Boston Post, therOts a fierce war
waged in that city between the joint paten
tees, through their friends; to- decide whiff
of then may lay-claim to the actual dkicotr
ery. This the Post awards to Dr Sinnott
treating Dr... 1 ackson with veil /liltl,r e m°l
ny—and, as -Ave may add, Mr. W ells- "hi!
less ; foi it does not so much as rtientioit
name. ]
it is not ourpurpose,of course, Vititinctill
columns of a daily .paper, to attempt illy
learned disquisition upon it scientifie aniA Pa'
fessional subject. But the topic! is one of
_popular interest: sulphuric, -ether is iiiiilly
procurable ; there is a'prerailing heart' `,
to experiment with. it for saauseaseatt-'
the seductions and ..daagerir (for there' '
dangers in the Aso o.oo2:l4VnAler. li. il „ .
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VOL 2. NO. 7.
warning. Those who would acquireftill in
formation, will find it ini the periodicals of
the day, and especially the British , and
French, medical and miscellaneous, which
abound with articles on the.subject.
The resultof full etherization is a.kind of
intoxication : perhaps we should drop the
qualification, and say, simply, intoxication
itself. ".In plain language," says the North
British Review, " as in plain fact—there is
no disguising it—the patient is drunk. The
tipsiness, however is of a, light and airy
kind : very pure, very pleasant, and very
passing, and, when gone; cleaving very little
trace behind." •In the "state of emergence,"
or sobering, the appearance of intoxication
are most striking,—inability to stand or
walk,—loquacity, hunter, maudlin grief ,or
affection, with sometime" the after-conse
quences of sick-headache endthe "horrors."
In the midst of the full operation, the usual
appearances are those of a swoon or trance.
In general, the patient remains quiet Ass
motionle's, as if inanimate; the muscles of
ten quivering slightly, hoirever, at each`. play
-of the knife, u if by the mere physiological
stimulus which their contractility receives ;
and kitting of the brows, occasional or fixed,
is extremely common, giving an expression,
by frowning, rather of annoyance than pain.
Sometimes there is a slight shrinking of the
flesh front the knife, the patient seeming to
make some little effort to move it away.—
Sometimes the part is violently contorted,
with, in fact, all the ordinary manifestations
of pain ; although there isl no subsequent re
membrance of it. The sensation of the pa
tient, as remembered, are, for most part,
soothing and agreeable ; although the rec
ollection is sometimes of night-mare and dis
agreeable dreams. Bat, I however disagree
able, the remembrance does not seem to be
in any way connected with the pangs of the
Operation ; in regard to Which the etheriza
tion, when really effectual, may be said to
secure a coMplete and absolute exemption
ftom suffering.
In this state of etherization, the' surgeons
Of Europe and America have already suc
cessfully performed all kinds of operations,
the most painful and the most horrid,—am
potations and extractions, the excision of
Mes -and erulsion of nailer-every operation
ost harrowing to the feelings and dreadful
to the imagination ; 'and the patient has suf
fered no , horror of mind or pain of body. In
this view, therefore, the discovery of the new
remedy might be almost considered worthy
to have been made by angels.
In speaking of the dangers resulting, from
the inhalation of ether, some injustice has
undoubtedly been done in attributing disas
ters, which were the results of the operation,
to the effects of the vapor. But ether is, in
its own nature, a poison, and capable, when
taken in, excess, of destrOying life, just "like
any other violent stimulant or powerful nar
cotic. The long use or substitution of its
vapor in the lungs in the place of atmos
pheric air, is sufficient to cause death, in
consequence of the mere privation of air;
but besides this, it hat a more powerful ac
tion on the brain and 'nervous system,, which
cannot perhaps be continued for a long
time without real danger. It is known in
its operations to involve risk to 'young chil
dren, and higly nervous hysterical females ;
and it ill especially dangerous to persons in
clined th apoplexy, and to those afflicted
with pulmonary complaints and affections
of the heart. "So far as we know," says
the writer in the North British Review,
" there is not one instance of fatal castuality
which Can be ascribed directly to the ether's
use." Nevertheless, it is believed thatsorne
very seriousavils—and eren some deaths—
have actually resulted from the use of ether,
the ether being the sole undisputed cause.—
Convulsions, swoons, and apoplectic attacks
of the most perilous character have been
known to ensue, when ether has been taken
for amusement. Its use for this object should
never be allowed : nor should it ever be em
ployed for medical or surgical purposes, un
less with the advice, and under the supervis
ion of the most careful and accomplised pro
fessional men. When its employment is
thus regulated, the evils capable of arising
from its administration will be reduced to
the smallest number, perhaps entirely pre-.
vented ; and we shall have in the Letheon
a gift of science, before which—considering
their benefits to the human family—the gun
cotton, the magnetic-telegraph, the Daguer
reotype, Leverrier's, planet, and the innu
merable brilliant discoveries of the era, will
shrink into comparative insignificance.
Erastus Ho o t, of New York, who was dii
tinguished, among other things for his wit,
was IA a dinner, the side companion of a
militia captain. In the course which fol
lowed the removal of the cloth; the Captain
was toasted. He wag surprised, but not con
founded, so be arose, and • bowing hie se
knolled ents; went - at his sentiment at
once., : e cominenced: " The Militia of
the Visited liltates-May they sever want--
aft(l-Dl"—liut he stuck and could
get no further, ' The thingwas likely tofail,
and the glorioue erpectanci" of the compe
-1 ny Was on the point of being ditapoiinted,
wheni Gen. Root vibisperini in bisear "and
ssay they never The Captain
took the words tip, and with an air of con
anions "triumph,lhe repeted the sentiment:
""The Afillitia of the Mita States—
May_they 'never want and niier be wan
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The applause wl4eb iinmediately follow
'ttlpro!ewl that the Captitht had achievedan
..Ginimo . Ea *so's' vox ti a nnn•—•A *or
,la the pit ~i4ts theatre looking . tiyerlula play
And—ii 4.4 interval of twenty rsPi 4)e
,care between the lint and mond rote.”—
At the enda the *et act ire put an fi t is old
tarpolben and left the_ house aarage- , " few
of these folio will ilia to see , the end met."
lap le As
Wiest } trliMien•
Teatiiii; !ilretist o,rt =r,
MONTROSE, PA. JULY 29, 1847.
We have read varioui saber, methodical,
matter-Of-fact deacriptiOns or the way Inc
which people are 'washed clean from disease:
nt the " Water cure" 'establiabments ; •but
'bare is one, itipplied by la victim at Brittle
borough, in the New 'Haven 'Herald, which
dries up the process in /vivid, graphic, hit
'Mamas kind of way, highly effective, but
probably not a whit laisetrue than the dullest
'of the others.
A 'feeble young mid kavechis home ,and
the nursing cares of a data; mother or fond
wife, and dimes hire away North among
the Hills, to &
seek the. will--wisp angel of
other words to get his stemach
washed out and liver put in order. After a
night's balmy repose, or rather in the midst
of a night's , slumbers, in which he dreams of
fireside and home and the 'maternal coffee
and toasts that awaits his wakening, the
door of his chamber opens, and in walks a
figure with Shaggy hair, and bare and braw
ny 'arms, who shakes the 'lumberer and
rouses him With the hollow spoken words,
"Your bed is ready." Your bath is rat*,
he means, Without the politeness of asking,
" Are yea ready for your bed 1" •As inex
orable as fate he stands, Whilp the victim
rises and denudes himself till no covering , but
hit skin shields his shrinking nerves from
the chill air through the open window.
- The tormentor then strips the bed and
spreads first a blanket, and then over that a
thick sheet just wet in water of 46 deg. Fa
renheit. Upon this the shriveringshrinking
patient, with his Whole surface in a state of
goose-flesh-ishness, extends his *hole length,
and feels himself instantly enveloped in its
heart 'chilling folds. Then blanket after
blanket is laid over and tucked in, till he
takes the form and has somewhat the feel
ings of an Egyptian mummy, just' leaci and
'cold, bound hand and foot, and wrapped up
for the tomb. He is then left to his own re
flections and the reactive powers of nature.
He considers that if the building should take
fire he would probably, in his helpless con
dition, be roasted - alive, and makes up his
mind he would not mind a roasting much
provided it were in a warm fire. Soon, how
ever, nature rallies her force, and the blood
vessels are in excited action. First, the sur
face of the body becobies warm, then the
sheet,: then everything is heated to the steam
ing point, and there ensues a most soothing,
sweet and heart-softening sensation, in which
he again falls asleep, and dreams of Paradise
and abed of rose leaves.
Ah whence is that spectre, that pulls off is Clothes
Ah whence is that splash that now gamma his earl
It is the same hard-hearted villian as be
fore, who, without deigning a single word,.
throwS off blanket after blanket, and corn-
fortable after comfortable, till only one en..
velope is left, when he seizes him by the
shoulders, lifts him upright in the bed, un
covers his feet, pup on s pair of slippers:
throws a blanket over the head and says
" follow me." *di one eye open, as docile
as a lamb led to sacrifice, feeling like a fool,
he goes slip-shod down stairs, seats himself
n a tub of water at 72, where a bucket full
is pounced over him, and two tough hands
rub him well—" But that is nothing—that
Before him is the terrible plunge bath, 14
feet by 4or 4i deep. Its surface is, clear
that it seems only a tank of air with a slight
emerald tinge. Vain
,imagination. That
liquid is as real as rock, and cold as the
double extract of icebergs, and into that—
wretched mortal—must you plunge. So
here goes ; one plash, and he rises to the
top, feeling •an icicle thrust through his
heart. Out be scrambles and bnck — again
to the half bath, which now feels like hot
water, to be again rubbed. Then a dry
rubbing with a sheet and he is clothed for a
walk, and he struts forth to meet the sun,
with nerves braced up to such a pitch that
he cares not what he meets.
Over bill and through dell he stumps it
with vigor, till presently the reaction is com
plete, and jie feels as if be had swapped him
self away for another man.' If be has even
the humblest knowledge 'of whistling, he
puts it in practice, or speeds along medita
ting, the first half way of the walk upon the
beauties of nature, and the other half on the
probable quantity of breakfast required to
satisfy an app‘tite which has become more
sharklike th&human.
WELCH Sarisna.---Three things that .p. ev
er become rusty—the money of the benevo
lent, the shoes of th butcher ' s horse, and a
et 4
woman's tongue. hree things not easily
done—to allay th tit with fire, to dry wet i
with water, to pl ass all in everrthirk that
is done. Tbr that ate as good as the best
—drown tread in famine, well water in
thirst, and' a tray - coat in told. Three
things as good 14 their 'better—dirty water
to extinguish the fire, an ugly wife toe blind
man, , and a wooden irwotid to a coward.—'
Three warnings from the grave—thou k now
est what I was, thou sewn whet I am, remem
ber what though art to be. Three things of
short continuance—a lady's love, a chip
fire, and a brook's flood. Three things that
' ought 'never to be irons home—the cat, the
chimney and the house wife. The essen
tials to a false story-tellera good memory,
a bold . face, and fools for an audience.=
Three things amnia The peacock—the garb
of lapglei fhe walk 'of a thief, and. the
voice of the devil. Three 'things it hi un
wise to hoist Of=the faros of thy ale, the
beauty of thy wife .? and - the contents of thy
puree. Throe cowries of a male' kittie—
s smoky chinmer,A dripping . boo( and 'ia•
scolding wife: '''' • ' '''' ,' ' : . ' .
Mr Tie comas* . & buy , : of sp?irk ,in
d Most' women al ow id a
nsW men au , ,
scarcity 'or talkiest Mid 'scarcity Obi' _ ; fOr
whoever id i nialijaii`athmeilaigh .l ‘4 ti th
a mind l'ult a *he' aP4a siii4. I'M
totiiidtaiti iat4milhe ' '''' Thaith; wi;ITM
'coniMOltaikeialia" 'ositi L OCietaPlhall ,
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gillifetiliteld ' 104 6 5jrbf-
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Fro the fklemectstly Cabinet-
Nible anditateadtg Ipalities of Lulu hark
,Some time in Cher year 39, arriina in
the - city of Schenectady, an interes ting
- young girl about eighteen - years of age.;—
She was an Otter stranger ; but soon obtain
ed employment, for a felir - Weeks as an assis
tant nurse. After this temporary
( employ-,
anent ceased, she fortunately presented -her
self m a Merchant Tailor ,Of character who
kindly. gave bar employutent and instruction,
and after a short time was received into his
family. Scan she became expert with her
needle, which not only ; gave ber support,
but enabled her to dress genteelly, having
such al fund of good sense as to avoid all ix
tra filOry, yeit always appetizing neat and in
good taste.
In 1842, she accidentally secured a bothe
with a married lady, with two children, a
son • and a daughter, aged eight and ten
years, 'whose husband and father had deser
ted and left them to such provisions as mine
but a wife's and mother's resources could
procure. Whilst in this deserted family,
the heart-broken wife sickened and diedl---
Thermother, when dying, gave a heart-ren
ding farewell to her two children ; and this
noble stranger girl, weeping by her bed,
assured the dying mother that she wouldbe
a mother to her children. This assurance
calmed the lest death agony of a fond moth
er, who died. The young stranger-girl took
the children, hired a room, diligently plied
• her needle, paid the rent, continued her own
neat and modest appearance, fed and dres-
Jed the boy and - girl handiomely and appro
priately, and them to a well selected
school, in which she received no assistance,
save one quarter to a select school taughtlby
a Lady, who (much to her praise) declined
Now, reader you ask-4—Whois this young
stranger female? The writer will not tell
you ; but to gratify the feelings this commu
nication must excite in your bosom, will tell
you a little of her history. Her parents,l in
good circumstances relide in the Upper
Province of Canada. She was wooed by a
worthy young man whose affections were ful
ly reciprocated, as actlCtidy and purely as
woman loves. But the father, an English
man, opposed , the ccinnection with all the
determination of an Englisbm an. She was
sent into the States to a farmer-uncle, to
avoid further intercourse between the lovers.
At this uncle's, contrary to-Ther habits, she
was duly appointed a hilt maid. At this
the nodle girl revolted •tind left, determined
to depend upon her own resources. She ar •
rived in Schenectady, where she has remain
ed till this week—living above charity, sole
ly upon her own energetic labor, with the
additional charge of two interesting I or
This spring she wrote to her mother ap
prising her of an intention to visit her home
—the home of her childhood and child
hood's mirth, and the home too of her maid
en trials and Burrows. To her astonish
ment, surprise and gratification, the first
response to that letter was the presence of
her father, who upon the receipt of it, 'left
for Schenectady, that he,might the More
safely conduct his long t asent daughter to
her early home and. ber ; fond mother. But
mark I—with a predetermined purpose and
high 7 souled magnanimity, she says—" tith
er, I will go; but these (presenting the or
phans) are fay children H-they .go where I
go?" The;father, apt to be outdone, repli
ed—" Yes, conic home , my daugh
ter, and take with yon yoar:adopted children ;
there is a welcomei a &tibia welcome, Lind
room for you and yours;'
They left this day for, Canada, flocided
with tears—tears for parting from the stran
ger's friends—tears, ford happy reuniting of
parent and child—tears for a parent's free,
frank permission to a better home offered to
a wandering daughter with two adopted, or
phan children. O,! what a scene, and what
a lesson to selfishness !
The writer should add one other tribute
to this noble female. Her neatness and in
dustry attracted attentioo; but true to ; her
faith, every advance by Pew suitors, waste
pulsed promptly and thoroughly. In truth
she had a purpose,; a heart, a soul, and is
entitled to esteem and respect everywhere.
Schenectady, July 7;047. I t‘
Tat Nztvt.E.—The inetde is generally
considered by farmers and gardeners as a
useless and troubletorniliiieed ;but it needs
little argument to prove that the most com
mon gifts of Providencel are often the most
useful to mankind. The Common stinging
nettle is one of the ibest medicines which is
produced in'the vegetable kingdom; and its
medicinal qualities'aught to be more gener
ally known And appreciated. In the form of
a simple week infuiicm, taken in the quan
tity of • pint a dair, it acts'as on alterative
and deobstructant in impurities of the blood.
A strong decoction taken in the same quan
tity proves an admirable strengthener in
general or partial relaxation. Applied as a
&rmentaioi or poultice, it relieves swellings
and abates inflammatioas,; and the express
ed juice, taken in spoo4uls as the exigency'
of the cause, may require, 'in internal blee
dings, is the most powerful styptic known.
We may add that its leaves, when boiled,
are converted , into a tender, healthy, and
nourishing aliment, grateful to the palate.—
And yet there are few' plains whose appeal.-
ance-is viewed , by the firmer with more 'die.
gust than , the stinging 'num. -„; •
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Moray treneleted in the .order; designatO.
by the figentit'signifY,'SaPPlemg, being
Li a o ethos pespie, leiiantel a destroyer 10'
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Did you ever NO 0 , 00 1 100 t10M Of men dint
could not turnf out a ipectmert of ivhat, its
generally ternted " a
,Ahar4cteil" If yeti
ever did, you Can, to make U, 'se of a vu4n
rim; " heat nty time" . coilsillerably, Air I
never did, andlvihat is more, never expect
to. The next door to,44,:quarters i co p:-
pen; of Yirgiiiiiii volutiteeti are ;Rationed!,
mid. as they, turn out to roll .all . and drill I
have 'a goodniipoitunio l -.of tilisening them.
Ihrid noticed among them 4 short thick Iset
Irishman, whore head 'seemed . to have , met
tied down betiveen his shoulders a trifle too
far to permit him to sit ills a model for a.
sculptor, althii{igh be will sewer very well
for a soldier. •
,There was something so odd
about his ap &ranee and; his manner of
pe r forming th manual, that II was convinced
he ;was " a ch racter," and lipon expressing
my belief of that fact, , I- ditcovered that I
was not far 'wrong; 'the following anecdote
being related cif him : ',
' "Plaza, sir," solid the scildier, touching
his hat to his , captain, " Whin will we be
paid off, sit l''' "In a few days, Patrick,"
replied the officer. " Iris, air," continued
Pat, " and -whin, stir, will we be After Sway
Anny, the blickguard 1" '. " That's more
than I can tell you, Patrick ; it's rather
hard to tell when or where he will show
himself," replied' the officer. " Yis, sir,
thank you kindly, sir, we'll be paid off in a
few days, however," said Pat, as he touched
his hat again and retired. In a few days he
appeared again and opened the converiation
w ith—ei If ye pine, sir, divil a copper hale
we been paid yet, sir !" " I know it, Pat
rick," was the reply of the ;officer,. " but I
can't help it; they are waiting for the pay.
master to arrive." " Oh, it's the paymaster
we're waiting , for, is it 1 and what the div-
il's the excuse he has for not bein' here when
he's wanted?, What's the, use of having a.
paymaster if be isn't on the spot when he's
wanted ?" said Pat, beginning to wax indig
nant at having to wait so long for his " tin."
The circumstance caused him much un
easiness, and , after cogitating the. matter
over and over, be was struck with alumin
ous idea, and announced to his comrades
that he'd have his money before you could
say " thread OD my coat." , One morning,
immediately after breakfast, of, posted Pat
to Gen. Taylor's camp, and approaching his
tent, inquired ;of a soldier standing by where.
! the General's; .., shanty" was. . " That's his
tent, said the Sentinel, poin'ting out tbe Gen
eral's quarters " And is that the General's
tent?"saidPid, taking off !his hat and rub
bing his hand over his hai4 which bad been.
cut to the degree,of shortness peculiar to
natives of Erin's gren isist, "And where's
the General's old gray, horse ?" inquired Pat.
"There," replied the sentinel, indicating
the spot where the old home stood lazily i
whisking the -flies with Ida tail. "And is
that the old horse 1 " again inquired the
§prig of Erin, with great 4sre ; "an' where,
if you plaze, sir, is the old gentleman him
self? " continued Pat., " There he sits,
under that awning," answered the soldier.
" What," exclaimed Pat, almost in a whis
per, and in a tone amounting to reverence,
" an' -is that the old gintleman ? " " Yes,"
said the soldier, walking away,' than' Gen.
Taylor.", After gazing at, the " war-worn 1
veteran," in silent admiration, for a while,
he at last mustered sufficient. courage to, ap
proach him. " I beg yourpardon, Gineral,
but you'll plaze to excuse the bit of liberty
I'm taking in presuming Ito call ,on your
honor, but, if you plaze, sir, I come on a
tnatter of business, belle aa I thought you
might be after . belpinitis, out of a bit of a
I scrape." ! '
" Well," said the General kindly, "what 1 ,
is the troible,-and what dolou wish ? "-
" If you plaze, sir, I'd - like to know when
i the hands will be paid off, ,sir 1"
" When the hands will 4 paid off?" re
peated the General, a little puzzled.
" leis sir, if you plaxe to have the good
ness. The hands have had divil the (tint of
wages since they',ve'been if the ,country."
"Oh, 1 understand s , yotere a volunteer
and Wish to knaW when you'll be paid off.
Well, my good „fellow, you must apply to
your company. afflicts for i that information,
I 'have nothing to do, pith it." .. ;
"Beggin' your i pardoni sir, I did ax the '
bOss about it, but 4 did'irt Overact any sort of
satisfaction about it, and stt, I told the other ;
hand. I'd fir it;'; and bent" as
,you'le the
Aead boss, I thought rd. - be comin' over here
to see if you could'wt give us some satisfac
The "lewd. boss" ,Tieing A northic. to .reheye
the anxiety of. rat; the la er retired to. the
• liiiTiog,e satisfactien ,of
r azing ilw altbc t ough -he ha, failed in the oh=
ject.of his qiismon..bos hadumen the " head
boss," • his. "shanty,"-ind, " the old gray
horse." wliich was " gloo enough for one
defy ,, ~ . . •• J. E. D.
. , .
Coli' Rpm COI.I.OQUIRS.—Au , mile
log; Beene, ['opined, josterdity in the Quarter
1 sesi!ions, ,rilichOilogigh /4 , , the expense of
the PPertl lee thfeh ' is4 oo geed to be. lost.
T h f lt .4 1/11611: iefftesee4te, of ,apostolic
sungi tp
cl! ; ,, Gems , Atinele*o ‘
fop! Ai! i ' "'Noon! Jot ii. broach • of,i tho
Pee*, .. . .
ra• u,u0 11 afOrighetto an* ,
It'Aa!,...voex , offtiftliki t , firchu4o-; 'nil)
4ligeirdorifil OR , t#,sit 1.09Rn,,',i Glow,
'WM, 1 4.14 9 0 - # 1 !0. 1 eel iatniet•
*ON, 404 1 40' 0 ) 1 4 4 :q 44Re. ,-, kers -,
0,71e0 11 4 11 # 0 . 1 0e 0 4 , .4 11 Pell - Ka See
1 / 4 ., 0 91i ghlYet„, !FY! ~.,.401,t e F; o. l . l 4lldilwie Pen
,g9, e 407: fIeYe.RE 41111Rrefaelft,bot.:Aritis.
." • eoggieges o . l6 olo,f 4) , (a # 9O . 1 4 1 0- O MK Si on :
pry ,sseCiFfill4 l ,P3.ll..kirAlfigfiretee
tried #4.lrlPt,ol,o l ,o7. o e4eeing s
.1414 ,1 0 k ,... , lI I NO.ME=the , SAROY , P 42O ..i
114 404
bimizeimorAmtisacth., , hdp . ,
:o,9lcrimmous , *:* , . Lirie,
byr.orxt illas,o - wkei Igo:. . ' ami
doom's/ell to commit him for . , - eioitosopt.--
r, 0
i nsliewiseee
i lt ,!k i gi d 11.
iiiiirta *MIL with .-4 Par* Per yer*. 'Vede
Halteoligion do 1 . do '-r.-.1 100
Oile Cobinsni do i 1 do Is 00
snateacards, ~ do j
.- . dio , 3' oo
All odfir . advertisements to at itiiii&l.
ri,a ' ' ,i
Advertalimmts should be
10 ". of Baer tioacrequired.
dared , hint to so. Tbe Atelie
would not be dared, an. eounaittedikite.
Then , Gicorce grew hidi ant, " Youiren't
let ale .w No." 4 , 11 didn't meet rd
would.i 'Thera is too , much of the'. mewl
Christaht charityendspiritaboutrut name:
God made religion, but the devil taida.P,ll , -
seas." The Court 11:101M was coavalisid
w i t h thi s s ay of wit, which neither- reeptet
for **lilacs nor pastels! regard fat -,the
Judge could suppreaL--Phitaarsiphialiedt. ,
tr' • .
- .
FACTS Fos ALL iro,silv*
,In Oir, mound -travels at the rate &Si,
1,330 .6)1,140 feet ENO; second: In war;
sound. !poises at the ra' Of 5;700 Oise per
*ore, . Sounds are d Wind aetwiee - itto
disienee on,Witer than lint''' .
The hawk, and' mooolber birds 0f 'at
the rittelof 150 mi /es per hour. '
1.,4 1e
ILeath,e_r cannoe) we used, with iiiittsid
arable euccees bt the Swedes in 160 L:: ••:.?;
l'helpeople in Smyrn profess *lie/ M.-
3, 1 2
tiSet - ieliip'olis, and oh rve three dif ere* day`eltt,
dayelti the week- for ;S bbath. l'he leWs
Saturday, Christians S idij, and the,
Friday. '
takii [Superior is fast above the tied
of the 2 eitieand contains ,000 square' miles.
It is 00 miles long, SO ',wide, and 2000'fiet
deep. ; .
A clieep blaze can be made to hist in
evening, by 'filling a tells kettle : with *Ss,
shavings,.cir Any thing similar, and Owing
the lid so as to eiclude the air: Fur `*. ket
tle over the fire for a few minutes, Sad sip
ply a torch to the spout.'
NeW York Suite produces annually about
30,000;000 bushels of potetoei. , Mains
products about 12,000,000 bushels:.'
Three quarters of the Crimes commit* int
Englarid, are in Iconsequence of tieing Spit
ituous ;liquors. Of the 700,000 habitual
drunkards, 150 die everY day.
The!, American Lakes are supposejf i to
contain 1400 cubic miles of witer,:iiiaie
than ohe half iif the fresh water ini the
globe. = - 1 , - -
- -,:r
• ,
y .
far ' , „A Parson waii,roLproval by, L i!, Mem
ber of his congregation, and not Min .01e -
reprimand, drew off and gavehim ti "aciek , .
dologer:." The cnncequence was slog - I,lBv •
to, a la Cribb or Sullivan, and, the meson
retireitvictorioub, with eyes bound in- red
tape turned up with blue. The next ,Stie- '-
day die church was crowded* . periods •
an* is to bear an exPlanation of *hide
fichltY'4, His reverence took his usual '
place frith` dignity, and went on to Speak
most elequently of the duties of the chris
tain— -the prOprieties of peace—the blesse:d
4ualit les of forgivenesih-and the pious hive
a mala4bould feel for his enemies. His ad
dress,; dres concluded as fall' ws - "I am "well
away:prtbe fact that e are 'cortintawied
When smitten on the rig ht cheek to turn the
Left,_ and I. think it only proper 'todo so ;
but, sof brethren, when a lean - nedetlta4es
to ea or, in my tr ead ript titere.r ,
Lake Supeator News. ~ '
'rite : publication of this" valuable piper - •
hai l*en removed from! Copper Harbor. to
Sault to St. Marie. It, was discontineed4w
ring; the winter months,' butit is DOW
t and edited with even more tban flamer
!Iry r. .
t.Tt hti N. Ingersoll is its sole editt*A. r a
matt of various character—one wbom it' is
nee' assuiry to know to forma proper animals
of tiankind.
Ifhe' l first number of the new series tithe
paper is now before us, distinguished for
Ow:mill and mechanical excellence.— -
We give it a full recommendation to the
We learn from it that books for the , sub- ,
scription of the capital stock for the maple- i
,tion of a Ship Canal around the Sank arei
now open, and that there is every web*, 1
ity the whole amount,s 200,090, will inint4
be taken up; the completion of this, enter. 1
Prise will •give us 500 miles , more of Lake
• We find also from the paper that thole.
lie Palmer—staunch steamer and true--
will mike one or two pleasure excursioas
during:the months of July andAuvut upon
this greatest of Lakes, the noble'Elmramorte
and we cannot too urgently advise all who
are tired of the dust, the turmoil, and tram
gent heat of crowded cities, and who sicken
of the dull, heart-dispiriting conventional**
that ,nbaraeterise life therein, to seize .the
bits _with their teeth and hasten to moos
Where they can see Nature in all her mato.
toyed frness and grandeur.. Hear what
our eloquent contemperary, of the Lake . Su.
perioiNewt says of tier mighty basin•afire.
ter sit`httle known even to our profesoloroil
u Situated between latitudes forty-six, nil
fOrtpaine—with an akitode dower two bar
died yards , above the level of the ocean, ants
depth reacithag far below thatlevol—a ems, at
surpassing 'beauty and grandeur, more that
twelve hun died miles in extent, and gee&
ing in gerd.ogical phenomenz,vitried millerel
wriattN Nista, carnelian, Jasper,opt aid
other preciousstones-with onea-i-withitslrivorklip,
estuaries, islands, pmque islit, inimumarliss,
' capes', pi‘turiUldwelt; tnwsPanwOlsbe. 'Pi
ping CT% AAP* and hull kiirldends. reeNd
with p u re vlitlo of quartz, sPar; led im,ii
#l,Ystine ellstals, full to Seldsiien with„ felt'
eral riches; reflectinc in gorgeous 111 elelql
thu,_ ,suni's b r ight rave .- and: the goooesm~i
-0 19 #:-: essulPPed 101 01eivr verdant I
uf fi r;. ;Aida* -sad the,;mountakt obi * ,
ta l i b ai l4M u ntlit il id V' I ti th ' . .
',upon. wffluoa44,utita ''''ng i n 9 1 4 1 # 4 1. 1°
the, el*ode,,.itistimie low' their sworsehir
'' '' ' ” ' "lue am' Teak ent
restmg:Welt s - - .p.
-. 1 4.9rS 794-7 0151 " 1 man sal ma r e a il,
- 19 0 , ,bititurr 4he al l=
&atom ti les' ...,.
..attires '- imams, unskilled in Segir
withl ;WOW"; innocent of the cdrer
1000eea 10 0 1/001.4a /* o'-!iste.
', :41061lenti::Ied tee mialtclai°44.4fie
1 iiis Kam 7414 04 .1.
,If -. X. rAflct ANIR.F.;.!, _ pe. l l l 1 0
;f1 ilidia„,o4'‘vma, __ , .
Iput the best things Istl4-;-Thiheil. "
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